Vikings’ best fifth-round picks of the past decade

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G Danny Isidora

Former Minnesota Vikings G Danny Isidora (63). Photo: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Isidora ended up starting 14 games for Minnesota in 2018. He wasn't stellar, but the Vikings got decent value for a fifth-rounder — he filled in when necessary and he's still in the NFL today.

CB Harrison Hand

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Harrison Hand. Photo: AP Photo/Butch Dill

Hand played pretty well in limited reps for the Vikings in 2020. He had one interception and three passes defended in 163 snaps.

TE Tyler Conklin

Minnesota Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin/ Photo: AP Photo/David Berding

Conklin played well enough in 2020 to potentially be the team's tight end two in 2021. He had 194 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in just two starts. He could theoretically be looking at a much bigger role in the future.

WR Stefon Diggs

Ex-Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Photo: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

This one is an easy choice. The Vikings can't ask for more value than taking Diggs in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. He had 720 receiving yards as a rookie. He had more than 1,000 receiving yards in both 2018 and 2019 for the Vikings. The way he left might have drawn criticism from Minnesota fans, but as a player, he was very good when he was on the Vikings. He's gone on to the Bills, where he had 1,535 receiving yards in 2020.

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